Humn 1020, Feb 18

Humn 1020, Feb 18 - Art: 20-4 Antoine Watteau, Return from...

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Art : 20-4 Antoine Watteau, Return from Cythera, 1717-1719. Oil on canvas. Locus amoenus: place of pleasure, love, and refinement. It is a literary term that refers to a place of nature of safety and comfort. Outside of the city limits, erotic passions can be explored. They are modeled on their poses. Reminiscent of what’s seen in the performances. ( it has little cupids that seem to be made of some Godlike material, and fly up out of the left hand corner of the painting.) It is a large painting, measures 4ft x6ft. 20-8 Honore Fragonard, The Swing, 1766. Oil on canvas. A student painting. Who studied in Rome for an entire year. And ended up staying there for five years. So he is familiar with works of the 16 th and 17 th century. Erotic imagery is as their subject matter. The painting refers to a scandalous picture. Soft pastel colors. In the background her teacher is there swinging her. Unknowing that a young man is looking up her skirt. Cupid statue in the left hand of the painting. An imagery
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Humn 1020, Feb 18 - Art: 20-4 Antoine Watteau, Return from...

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